Moorish mosques and French fancies
For a country smaller than the UK, Tunisia has a lot going on. There’s Middle Eastern promise in the form of mosques, hammams and medinas. And, thanks to the French, there are patisseries, belle époque buildings and boulevards, too. Then you’ve got the coastline – a never-ending ribbon of gold stretching the length of the country.
A trio of beach resorts
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay. Pretty Hammamet counts a long belt of sand, great fish restaurants and 3 golf courses among its best features. South of here is upmarket Port El Kantaoui. Here, you get 2 beaches and a marina packed with shops, cafés and restaurants. The Medieval town of Sousse is on an equal par. The French cuisine is something to write home about, and the souk warrants a spending spree.
Port El Kantaoui
Follow the coast south for about 50 miles and you’ll reach Port El Kantaoui. Aside from the two beaches, the place to see and be seen here is the upmarket marina.
Then there’s Sousse. This Medieval town’s treasure-packed medina is a World Heritage site. And when you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, there’s a glut of French restaurants and patisseries to refuel in.
Head down country and you get the full-on desert island deal in Djerba. It’s a newbie on the holiday scene, but tipped for big things. It’s the long sandy beaches that the travel pack are most excited about, closely followed by the cobbled lanes of the Moorish capital, Houmt Souk.
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